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Black Diamond Mission Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

based on 32 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 7 reasons to buy the Mission - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

100% of the reviewers give the Black Diamond Mission a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (60%)
Good (40%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Black Diamond Mission:

Reviewers like these things about the Black Diamond Mission

  • Reviewers recommend the durable yet lightweight Black Diamond Mission backpack for high-intensity activities including hiking and mountain climbing.
  • A reviewer thought that the drawcord skirt of the backpack gives a secondary defense against light precipitation and spindrift.
  • Users felt that the pack is efficient for having enough pouches and pockets where they can place several gears.
  • Testers have thought that the backpack is stable and balanced.
  • A lot of users have observed that the backpack allowed their waist to move in different directions naturally.
  • Some reviewers thought that the presence of a drawcord skirt gives the backpack a secondary defense against precipitation.
  • Some testers commented on the versatility of the backpack in terms of its removable parts.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the frame of the backpack is missing a curvature from the lower back, directing the weight to the hips.
  • Another reviewer felt that the backpack is not waterproof, making it susceptible to being wet especially when it is exposed in a rainy or misty environment.
  • A user thought that the backpack has ridged shoulder straps which made it uneasy for him to use the pack if he is just wearing a thick shirt.


Crowdsourced specs across all Black Diamond Mission models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity43 l (2624 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.25-1.1 oz (0.1-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength2 in (5 cm)
Width27-28 in (69-71 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

Popular Models

Black Diamond Mission 75

87% choose the Black Diamond Mission 75

87 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight0.3 oz (0.1 kg)
Length iconLength2 in (5 cm)
Width28 in (71 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

Black Diamond Mission 55

13% choose the Black Diamond Mission 55

13 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight0.25 oz (0.1 kg)
Length iconLength2 in (5 cm)
Width27 in (69 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

Black Diamond Mission 75 vs Mission 55

The two most popular Black Diamond Mission models are the Mission 75 and the Mission 55, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Black Diamond Mission bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Mission 75 which is choosen by 87% (6.7 times as many as the 13% that choose the Mission 55).

Mission 75Mission 55
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Mission 75 is typically around $30 more expensive than the Mission 55, but check the deals before you buy.

Mission 75Mission 55

Weight and dimensions

The weight of both bags is the same. Both bags weight 0.3 oz.

If we look at dimensions, both the Mission 75 and the Mission 55 has the same length (2 in). Both bags are the same width (28 in), while the height is the same (both 14 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and blue.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Black Diamond Mission features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Waterproof

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

4543 l0.3 oz0.01 oz/L


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The Black Diamond Mission ranks #8 compared with the other Black Diamond bags.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Black Diamond Mission vs the Black Diamond Speed.

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Black Diamond Mission vs Black Diamond Speed

Black Diamond Mission
Black Diamond Mission

Based on 32 reviews
Capacity: 43 l
Weight: 0.25-1.1 oz
Price: $$$

Black Diamond Speed
Black Diamond Speed


Based on 76 reviews

Capacity: 24-31 l
Weight: 0.6-3.05 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Mission is rated about the same as the Speed.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 108 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Mission is 39% bigger than the biggest Speed (43 L vs 31 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Mission is 177% lighter than the biggest Speed (1.1 oz vs 3.05 oz).

Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration compatible

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Mission is available in these colors:

Selected Reviews

Sierra Descents

It is one of the best climbing backpack with reACTIV suspension system. It can carry heavy loads comfortably.

Posted by Andy - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019